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Suggest treatment for hydronephrosis

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Posted on Mon, 15 Feb 2016
Question: treatment for hydronephrosis
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
It depends upon the underlying cause and kidney functions.

Detailed Answer:
Hi & Welcome.
I can understand your concern for your beloved son who seems to be diagnosed to have bilateral hydronephrosis.

The treatment depends upon the underlying cause and the kidney function.
The most common abnormalities responsible for hydronephrosis in children include urethral valves or stricture, & stenosis at the ureterovesical or ureteropelvic junction).

Children in whom the kidney function tests (like blood urea, serum creatinine, phosphate) are normal can be followed for at least 2 years to allow for spontaneous resolution before referral to urology for radionuclide scans and possible surgical procedure.

In uncomplicated hydronephrosis, serial kidney sonography (ultrasound scans) can be performed every 6 months.

Hope the suggestions given above would enable you to seek proper treatment from a urologist.
Wishing your son a very good health.


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Suggest treatment for hydronephrosis

Brief Answer: It depends upon the underlying cause and kidney functions. Detailed Answer: Hi & Welcome. I can understand your concern for your beloved son who seems to be diagnosed to have bilateral hydronephrosis. The treatment depends upon the underlying cause and the kidney function. The most common abnormalities responsible for hydronephrosis in children include urethral valves or stricture, & stenosis at the ureterovesical or ureteropelvic junction). Children in whom the kidney function tests (like blood urea, serum creatinine, phosphate) are normal can be followed for at least 2 years to allow for spontaneous resolution before referral to urology for radionuclide scans and possible surgical procedure. In uncomplicated hydronephrosis, serial kidney sonography (ultrasound scans) can be performed every 6 months. Hope the suggestions given above would enable you to seek proper treatment from a urologist. Wishing your son a very good health.